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Millennials Prefer Skill Based Games

Millennials Prefer Skill Based GamesCasinos across the country are reporting improved slot machine revenue. More players are coming to the casinos and they are playing larger amounts for each wager. This is good news since the recession years, 2008 – 2009 were pretty dismal for many casino’s. It is good news that patrons are returning to the casino floor, however, there is one group that is not showing up to gamble at the slot machines. These are the millennials, born in the 80’s and 90’s, fed a steady diet of interactive games on their computers, tablets and smart phones. Millennials prefer skill based games. They want the same experience in the casino and to date there are just not many slot machines that will provide this kind of experience.

Millennials Prefer Skill Based Games

As a result when millennials do go to the casino, they are playing poker, black jack and other skill based games. Gaming companies and the casinos are getting together to design new games that will deliver the interactive experience they are looking for as well as add a social element to the gaming experience.

Millennials are looking for interactive games that require some level of skill that they feel will give them a chance to win at the game. This is the basis of what they have been doing for the last 30 years as they play on their computers, game machines and smart phones.

They are also looking for a social aspect to the games. Many want to know how they are doing relative to other people who are playing. They want to be able compare, make comments and interact with other players. Millennials are able to achieve some levels of both skill and social elements when they play poker and black jack. However for the casinos to attract larger numbers of the millennial generation, they need to design interactive social slot machines to meet this need.

Look for regulations to change, for new games to appear on the casino floor over the next few years as the industry adapts to the changing demographic.

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